French coastal style is something that I seek out to emulate in my home and garden. I haven’t really shared much of the before/after of our garden and pool and generally only post the “money shots”. Money indeed and thankfully we’ve put aside enough to restore our damaged garden that suffered greatly from Hurricane Ivan last September. Did you know that most homeowners insurance doesn’t cover landscaping or fencing? All looks pretty good now and I’ve recently shared the wedding reception held here for our daughter, which pushed us to get things accomplished pronto! Here’s an untouched shot from sunset last night taken from my iPhone proving it’s definitely a place worth putting work into. Today I’m excited to be partnering with Antique Farmhouse in the Gardening and Outdoor Entertaining Blog Hop and there is a $500 GIVEAWAY at the end of this post, so keep reading to enter!
We’ve been through a lot in this home over the years! In THIS POST I shared the devastation of a hurricane and how it looked back here 25 years ago right after we moved in. Something like that brings you to your knees and shakes you to the core. For us made us so grateful for every day living and what we do have. I digress to happier times and how things look now, but it took a village and lots of work!
Our covered patio hosted the guest for dining at our daughter’s wedding. No surprise that I used lots and lots of vintage pieces and flowers. She specifically asked for a French coastal style (lucky me!).
Out in the back is the newly refurbished dining area where we added fresh landscape, planted trees and beefed up the pea gravel. We don’t have the equipment, energy or know-how to take on massive projects like this. We worked closely with our landscaper and pool renovator in designing the spaces.
I love the French country farmhouse feel out in the garden and there were certain things in the planning that I insisted on. The pea gravel patio is perfect for that casual relaxed French bistro look. I talked about this outside area in THIS POST and we’ve been eating out here often!
Today I’m excited to be included in the Gardening and Outdoor Entertaining Blog Hop and partnering with my friends at Antique Farmhouse once again! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter a GIVEAWAY for $500. I hope that you visit my friends linked at the bottom of this post: Leslie of My 100 Year Old Home, Jill of Gathered Grace, Karan of Designs by Karan, Kim and Lacey of Styled With Lace, Sarah of Dreaming of Homemaking and Kristi of The Pickled Rose.
French Coastal Style Items To Love
There are definitely a few things that I have my eye on to use in the garden! With my decorating theme being French coastal style, these FLOWER MARKET BUCKETS are on point and useful. Find them HERE and the price for a set of 3 is so right!
Adding flower containers to a patio or outdoor spot are the finishing touches and jewels of the garden! Looking over Antique Farmhouse’s offerings I’m pretty obsessed with this set of two RECLAIMED WOOD PLANTERS. Find those HERE and just having come back from my European trip I saw similar ones at a much higher price point.
And now…here is where to enter for the $500 GIVEAWAY from ANTIQUE FARMHOUSE